SMP Student Welcome Reception

Year 1 Class President Nicholas Azad addresses the crowd on behalf the first year students.

The second cohort of SMP students was officially welcomed by the local medical community at the first ever SMP Student Welcome Reception. Over 150 students, faculty, staff, alumni and program partners attended the event held at the scenic Volcanic Hills Winery this past February.

The annual event is aimed at providing a warm welcome to the new students and thanking the clinical community, donors, and alumni for helping to support the program. Second year students also took the opportunity to honour several of clinical faculty with teaching awards:  Best Family Practice Preceptor – Dr. David Hawkins, Best Clinical Skills Preceptor – Dr. Mark Hyslop, and Best PBL Tutors – Rani Behl and Dr. Graeme McCauley.

Thanks to all of our event partners including Scotiabank, Kelowna Medical Society, BC Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, MD Management, and UBC Development and Alumni Relations.

SMP students Sandy Lou, Ellen Cai, and Matt Mittelstadt sample the menu.

Dr. Jones and Year 2 Class President Alex Bond present teaching award to Rani Behl

Dr. Jones recognizes SMP faculty and staff